OK, I going to attempt to play catch-up and post some reviews of book I have read. This slump has me way behind.
As you might recall, I have been listening to audio books during my daily commute. And I stumbled on Jasper Fforde‘s Chronicles of Kazam series at the local library. I started with The Last Dragonslayer and next came The Song of the Quarkbeast.
I really enjoyed listening to this second book in the car. It seemed to move much quicker than the first, not surprising given the work in that book to set things up.
Jennifer Strange continues to be a strong central character with a creative voice: mature for her age, loyal and courageous, but also still young and vulnerable at times. As the story develops we learn more about key characters but also about magic and its history. The quarkbeast thread adds a fun element and ends up playing a key role in the plot twist at the end.
A creative, witty, and fun series. Can’t wait to listen to or read the third book.